Philippines : Strengthening Social Protection, Education, and Health Reforms Facility

Sovereign Project | 43407-016

The project supports the Government of the Philippines in implementing and expanding its social protection agenda, especially the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid) and the Listahanan national household targeting system for poverty reduction (NHTS-PR). The associated TAs will support capacity development and institutional strengthening of the government for efficient implementation of the social protection agenda.

Project Details

Project Name
Strengthening Social Protection, Education, and Health Reforms Facility
Project Number
43407-016
Country / Economy
  • Philippines
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9079-PHI: Strengthening Social Protection Reforms
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9079-PHI: Strengthening Social Protection Reforms
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9079-PHI: Strengthening Social Protection Reforms
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
High Level Technology Fund US$ 1.00 million
Government of Australia US$ 1.10 million
TA 9079-PHI: Strengthening Social Protection Reforms
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.10 million
TA 9079-PHI: Strengthening Social Protection, Education, and Health Reforms Facility
Source Amount
High Level Technology Fund US$ 715,000.00
TA 9079-PHI: Strengthening Social Protection, Education, and Health Reforms Facility
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 410,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
Sector / Subsector
  • Education / Education sector development - social protection initiatives - Technical and vocational education and training

  • Health / Health insurance and subsidized health programs

  • Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender
Gender equity theme
Description
The project supports the Government of the Philippines in implementing and expanding its social protection agenda, especially the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid) and the Listahanan national household targeting system for poverty reduction (NHTS-PR). The associated TAs will support capacity development and institutional strengthening of the government for efficient implementation of the social protection agenda.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB approved the Social Protection Support Project for $400 million on 2 September 2010 to support the government''s social protection and inclusive growth agenda. The project supports the conditional cash transfer (CCT) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid) and the Listahanan, the national household targeting system for poverty reduction. Pantawid, the cornerstone of the government''s social protection efforts, provides regular cash grants to 4.4 million poor households (as of the end of 2015) if they send their children to school, visit health centers, and attend family development sessions. The project has four outputs: support for the national household poverty targeting system, conditional cash grants, capacity development, and monitoring and evaluation.

The expected outcome is increased household consumption and increased use of education and health services by Pantawid families, especially mothers and children. The expected impact is reduced income poverty and nonincome poverty.

The additional financing approved in February 2016 will finance cash grants under the program's nationwide expansion, which as of 2014 includes high school students aged 1518 years old. The new TA will strengthen operational effectiveness. The project has a strong implementation record, and most of its original performance targets were achieved or exceeded.

Technical enhancements to the CCT program, supported in part by ADB TA under the original project, have included (i) a modified CCT for remote areas and homeless street families, (ii) a higher grant amount for high school students to reduce dropouts, (iii) new monthly youth development sessions, and (iv) an expansion of eligibility to children aged 1518 years old. The expanded eligibility introduced in 2014 aims to support children through high school graduation and thus improve their future employment and earning potential. High school students must maintain a passing grade average and be promoted to the next grade level to continue receiving benefits. The CCT program is a demand-side intervention that strongly complements the Department of Education's kindergarten-to-grade-12 reforms.

Two rounds of rigorous impact evaluation in 2011 and 2013 demonstrate that Pantawid is achieving its objectives of beneficiaries' greater use of health services, including maternal care, and higher school enrollment and attendance rates.

The proposed additional financing and TA will address a number of policy and operational challenges. While evaluation confirms that the CCTs continue to add value, benefit levels have not been adjusted for inflation. The additional financing and TA will support analytical work and policy dialogue to help determine new benefit levels and the timing of an increase that will ensure achievement of the program objectives. The additional financing will sustain the original project's gains and support a share of the education and health grants to all Pantawid families nationwide.

Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Jilani, Amir H.
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Department of Social Welfare and Development

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
09 Feb 2016
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
06 Jul 2023

Funding

TA 9079-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Feb 2016 15 Mar 2016 15 Mar 2016 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,310,000.00 2,815,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,125,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
25 Mar 2024 5,356,352.65

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Integrating the Graduation Approach into a Sustainable Livelihood Program Papers and Briefs Sep 2023

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Operation Manual Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
RP: Feasibility Study for Health Infra Individual - Consulting Closed
Hospital Planning Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Hospital Design Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Governance and Organizational/Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
4.0 Industrial Revolution Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Implementation Coordination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Protection Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Data Warehouse/Analytics Developer Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Solution Developer Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthen Innovation and Productivity in Technical Vocational Education & Training Project in the Philippines – Procurement Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
PHI: Governance and Systems Development Technical Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
PHI: Solution Developer Individual - Consulting Closed
PHI: Information Systems and Technology Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
PHI: Data Analytics, Interpretation and Application Technical Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
PHI: Clinical Laboratory Benchmarking Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
PHI: Laboratory Information Management Systems Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Community-Level Demand Generation and Communications Initiatives Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Laboratory Information Management Systems Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Protection and Economic Analysis Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
HEAL: Public Health Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
BUILD Financial Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management and Operations Risk Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Social Protection, Education, and Health Reforms Facility - IT Reform for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Firm - Consulting Closed
National Health Promotion and Communications Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
BUILD: RP for Financial Management Assessment Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Labor Economist / Econometrician Individual - Consulting Closed
Econometrician/Statistician Individual - Consulting Closed
PHI: BUILD Health Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist for Loan 3930-PHI: Expanded Social Assistance Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Indigenous Peoples Specialist for Loan 3930-PHI: Expanded Social Assistance Project Individual - Consulting Closed
PHI: National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Governance and Public Finance specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Field Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Monitoring and Data Officer Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Curriculum Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Industries 4.0 and Training Equipment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Architect Individual - Consulting Closed
Governance and Public Finance specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial management and operations risk specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Civil Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Marketing and Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 9079 24 Feb 2021 Brac USA(UNITED STATES) | 110 William Street, 18th Floor New York, 10038 United States of America Department of Social Welfare and Development 913,895.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.